School Based Senior Social Worker (Part Time, 32 hours)

Job Requisition #: JR60841

End Date: 6/6/2022

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is searching for a Part Time, Senior Social Worker to join the First State School Team. This position is 32-hours a week (4 days a week) and will provide comprehensive mental health care for the students (grades K-12) at the First State School and their families in prevention and treatment in collaboration with the school psychologist, nursing staff, educational staff, ancillary staff, and community providers.

The ChristianaCare Way!

When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits such as

  • hybrid work schedule to provide work-life balance
  • competitive pay and benefits
  • generous paid time off

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides individual and small group counseling supports using research-based techniques for all students.
  • Collaborates with school-based staff to address needs & barriers related to mental health, behavioral and academic supports.
  • Actively participates in eligibility and IEP meetings.
  • Attends in-service and weekly staff meetings as required.
  • Facilitates referrals to community agencies for student and/or family support.
  • Communicates patients' individual, group and family behaviors to other psychiatric health care team professionals as required.
  • Provides instruction and support activities regarding social emotional curriculums.
  • Comprehends psychiatric diagnoses.
  • Provides support during crisis situations and providing interventions and strategies to remain calm.
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to pediatric patients with a chronic medical illness, including coping with a chronic illness, life stressors, current events
  • Creates an environment that encourages and invites family involvement while respecting the students' confidentiality rights.
  • Maintains and updates student charts per CCHS guidelines.
  • Assists in PBIS lessons, implementation of the program, coordination of events, review of data
  • Assists in coverage of bus, breakfast, and lunch duty for students.
  • Consults with outsides agencies (i.e., DFS, Mobile Response, Rockford).
  • Conducts at-risk & threat assessments.
  • Develops longitudinal positive relationships and continuity of care with students and families.
  • Assists with care coordination and continuity of care with medical specialty care.
  • Helps identify and address barriers to medical/mental health care.

Education and experience requirements:

  • Education: Masters in Social Work, MS/MA in Counseling or equivalent Masters degree.
  • Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors of Mental Health (LPCMH)
  • One to five years of experience providing direct therapeutic care
  • Child & Adolescent experience preferred

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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